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Tenancy fraud

As part of a crackdown on people committing housing tenancy fraud, the council has been targeting anyone not living in their council property.

Since 2015, the council's Counter Fraud team have recovered in excess of 170 council properties, with more recovered every week, from people who were either not living there, or had sublet their property to someone else. These properties are needed in order to provide homes for families in the borough who are waiting to be housed living in temporary accommodation.

Carrying out this vital work has saved the public purse more than £3 million in temporary accommodation and associated costs, leading to the council being recognised nationally for its success in tackling tenancy fraud.

The Counter Fraud team uses a number of effective methods to combat housing fraud and identify fraudsters. This includes cross organisational data matching, resident engagement programs, public campaigns and verification visits.

If you suspect that a council house is being sublet or that someone isn't living in their council property, you can report this in confidence to the Counter Fraud team by calling 0800 389 8313 or by emailing fraud@hillingdon.gov.uk.

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